About WPAS

Here for you when you need us

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WPAS is a third party administration (TPA) firm, specializing in multi-employer benefit plan administration.

We currently administer over 70 Taft-Hartley and Public Trust Funds which cover benefits for Health and Welfare, Disability and Time Loss, Dental, Vision, Defined Contribution, Defined Benefit, Vacation, Apprenticeship, and Legal Services.

Our history

Serving generations of families since 1953

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1953 Today

Washington Vaccine Association

The Washington Vaccine Association (WVA) is an independent, non-profit organization. The WVA was formed by the state legislature in March 2010 to help the state continue its universal purchase of vaccines for children under the age of 19.

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The Northwest Association of Administrators

The Northwest Association of Administrators (NWAA) monitors industry issues affecting Taft Hartley Trust Funds and TPA’s, provides access to continuing education for advisors, and participates in the lobbying of important issues impacting Taft Hartley benefit trusts.

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Machinists Guide Dogs of America Charity Golf Tournament

Machinists Union District Lodge 751 sponsors the tournament fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America. The California-based charity provides guide dogs and training free of charge to visually impaired people in the United States and Canada.


Washington C.L.U.B. Charity

C.L.U.B. – Contractors, Legislators, Unions and Business, raises money for local charities and fosters community within Washington’s building and construction industry. All the funds benefit Holly Ridge Center in Bremerton, Children’s Hospital in Seattle, and the Diabetes Research Institute.

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Puget Sound Labor Agency

The Puget Sound Labor Agency (PSLA) provides essential services for union individuals and families in the Puget Sound area. The food bank, emergency assistance program, and residential wheelchair ramp program benefitted over 38,000 people from June 2010 to June 2011. PSLA serves the Seattle community through the generous support of workplace charitable campaigns, union members and organizations, United Way, foundation support, and individuals.

Our Leadership Team

Adam Keck CEO WPAS
Adam Keck

Chief Executive Officer

Scott Mahan WPAS
Scott Mahan

Chief Financial Officer

Ryan Sylvester WPAS
Ryan Sylvester

Chief Information Officer

Sean Minnier WPAS
Sean Minner

Chief People Officer

Claudia Cook WPAS
Claudia Cook

Vice President, Client Services

Yvonne Sommer

Vice President, Program Management

Michelle Higginson

Vice President, Operations

Brenda Bollenbecker

Vice President, Operations

Meet our Client Services Team

Heather Shipley WPAS
Heather Shipley

Account Executive

Heidi Campbell WPAS
Heidi Campbell

Account Executive

Holly Garcia

Account Executive

Joan Gitahi

Account Executive

Rose Pelletier WPAS
Rose Pelletier

Account Executive